You can use the conversation starters or find a topic that interests you for conversation starters to get you started. Just remember that answering the specific question isn’t the goal, having an interesting conversation is.
Great random questions and topics can help spark interesting, deep and memorable conversation with anyone. Break the ice and have an insightful, entertaining talk.
Don’t be afraid to delve deeply into the conversation. You can use a set of conversation starters whether you’ve met someone for the first time or you want to spark a deeper talk.
What was the last funny video you saw?
If you were in a circus, which character would you be?
What personal passion project are you working on right now?
Do you have any nicknames?
Tell me three fun facts about yourself.
What is your first childhood memory?
What do you do to get rid of stress?
What is the worst advice you have given?
What was the highlight of your week?
What superpower do you wish you could have?
If you could travel back in time, what decade would you choose to live in?
What hobby do you wish you had more time for?
What three words best describe you?
Who’s your favorite comedian?
If you had to pick any character in a book, movie, or TV show who is most similar to you, who would you choose? Why?
What’s your strangest hidden talent?
What do you normally do for fun?
What’s the most useful thing you own?
What do you most like about yourself?
When you were growing up, what was your dream job? Is any part of that still true?
What’s the last new skill you learned?
What is something popular now that annoys you?
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
What’s your biggest fear?
Do you think you’re an introvert or an extrovert?
Are you very active, or do you prefer to just relax in your free time?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
What job did you want to do when you were a kid?
If you had intro music, what song would it be? Why?
What three things are you most grateful for?
Where did you grow up?
If you had to pick one–skydiving, bungee jumping, or scuba diving–which would you do?
Are you a cat or dog person? Do you have any pets?
If you could have any animal as a pet, what animal would you choose?
What’s the most important thing I should know about you?
What’s a fact about you that’s not on the internet?
If you could spend an entire day talking to any expert in our industry, who would it be?
What’s your favorite form of social media?
Are there any skills you thought would be crucial to your job that turned out to be unimportant?
Where is the most beautiful place you have been?
When you were a kid, what did you think your life would look like now?
Do you listen to any podcasts? Which ones?
What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
What’s your favorite season? Why?
What’s one thing you did today you’re proud of?
What’s the first thing you do after work?
Do you think there are aliens on other planets?
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read lately?
What’s one thing you’re grateful for?
How much time do you spend on the internet? What do you usually do?
If you were an animal, what animal would you be? Why?
What’s keeping you busy lately?
Have you started any new hobbies?
How should success be measured? And by that measurement, who is the most successful person you know?
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
What made you smile today?
If you could learn the answer to one question about your future, what would the question be?
Who would win in a fight, a robot or a dinosaur?
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
What do you do to improve your mood when you are in a bad mood?
Do you ever sing in the shower?
What’s the most embarrassing thing you did at school / when you were a kid?
Who was your childhood hero?
What are some things you want to accomplish before you die?
Working on anything exciting lately?
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever worn?
Where is the best place to take a date?
Do you know what your name means?
Tell me about you.
How have your priorities changed in the last 10 years?
What weird or useless talent do you have?
What are your favorite restaurants around here?
Are you a spender or a saver?
How close are you with your family?
What’s your secret talent?
Do you like calling or texting better?
What are your honest thoughts about social media?
What are your long-term goals?
What’s your plan if there was a zombie apocalypse?
Are there any common misconceptions about your job?
Which blogs do you read?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Conversation Starters About Tv-Series
What’s the best sitcom ever?
What’s the best show currently on TV?
How often do you binge watch shows?
What cartoons did you watch as a child?
What’s the funniest TV series you have seen?
Is there an old TV show you’re re-watching? How is it better this time?
Which TV show do you want your life to be like?
What are you watching on TV?
If you could bring back one TV show that was canceled, which one would you bring back?
What’s the most underrated or overrated TV show?
What niche new show are you watching?
What do you think about reality TV? Why do you think it’s so popular?
Conversation Starters About Movie
What is the most overrated movie?
What’s your favorite genre of movie?
Which do you prefer? Books or movies?
Do you like documentaries? Why / why not?
What’s the worst movie you have seen recently?
What’s the strangest movie you have ever seen?
Do you like horror movies? Why or why not?
What do you think has been the best movie of the year so far?
When was the last time you went to a movie theater?
What was the last movie you watched? How was it?
What was the last movie you saw?
Do you prefer to watch movies in the theater or in the comfort of your own home?
If someone was making a movie about your current job, what genre would it be? What would they call it?
Conversation Starters About Book
What was the last book you read?
What was your favorite book as a child?
What was the last good book you read?
Do you prefer physical books or ebooks?
What are you reading right now?
What is the longest book you’ve read?
What was your favorite children’s book?
What book genres do you like to read?
How often do you go to the library?
What book has influenced you the most?
Do you prefer fiction or nonfiction books?
What book has had the biggest effect on the modern world?
What is your favorite book of all time?
What was the worst book you had to read for school? How about the best book you had to read for school?
Conversation Starters About Music
What was the last song you listened to?
What instrument would you like to play?
What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
If you had a reality TV show about your life, what would your theme song be?
Do you like classical music?
If you were in charge of the playlist, which song would you play next?
What song always puts you in a good mood?
What song do you wish you could put on right now?
What’s the best way to discover new music?
What’s the last concert you went to?
Are there any songs that always bring a tear to your eye?
Which do you prefer, popular music or relatively unknown music?